Our mission is to empower eye doctors with powerful vision care tools.

We are doing that by building a vision care platform that works with new virtual reality technology. Our team is made up of programmers, doctors, scientists, and industry experts. Meet the team building Vivid Vision.

James Blaha

CEO, Founder

James Blaha

CEO, Founder

James grew up suffering from amblyopia and strabismus. As an adult he decided to try and improve his own vision with technology. While building the first prototype of Vivid Vision he gained stereo vision and went on to start the company.


Manish Gupta

CTO, Founder

Manish Gupta

CTO, Founder

Manish left IBM to co-found the company in 2014. Experienced in both engineering and design, Manish leads development at Vivid Vision.


Tuan Tran, OD

Tuan Tran, OD

Chief Optometrist, Founder

Tuan Tran, OD

Chief Optometrist, Founder

Dr. Tran is an Optometrist from Detroit, MI. He makes sure optometrists and vision therapists can get the most out of Vivid Vision.


Ben Backus, PhD

Chief Science Officer

Ben Backus, PhD

Science Advisor

Before VV, Ben ran the Backus Lab at SUNY School of Optometry in NY. His work at the lab focused on understanding how binocular vision works. He uses his expertise to make sure our system is using the cutting edge of vision science.


Jordan Braunstein

Jordan Braunstein

Director of Customer Success

Jordan Braunstein

Customer Success

Jordan, formerly at Trustee, runs logistics and customer success at Vivid Vision.


John Drake

John Drake

Lead Game Designer

John Drake

Lead Game Designer

Formerly at LucasArts and Telltale Games, John heads up the design of our games.


Brian Dornbos

Brian Dornbos

Director of Optometry

Brian Dornbos

Director of Optometry

An optometrist from Michigan. He received his Bachelor's in Vision Science and his Doctor of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry. Prior to joining Vivid Vision, he served as a clinical instructor for the Battle Creek VAMC.


Sunao Miyoshi

Sunao Miyoshi

VP of Asia

Sunao Miyoshi

VP of Asia

Sunao handles sales, distribution, and marketing in Asia.

Alan Purdy

Alan Purdy

Game Engine Expert

Alan Purdy

Game Engine Expert

A game developer and programmer for several years, Alan is our resident expert in the Unity3D game engine.


Ken Nichols

Ken Nichols

Customer Support

Ken Nichols

Customer Support

Ken Nichols provides customer support, animation, and 3D modeling for Vivid Vision.


Ken Nichols

Eric Medine

Art Director

Eric Medine

Art Director

Eric Medine is a multimedia/video artist.

He is also a fearless zombie killer.


Amina Weed

Amina Weed

VRVT Technical Specialist

Amina Weed

VRVT Technical Specialist

Previously at Hope Clinic in Bellevue, WA, Amina brings extensive experience in vision therapy to help Vivid Vision Providers get the most out of the system.

Monica Fehrs

Monica Fehrs

VRVT Specialist

Monica Fehrs

VRVT Technical Specialist

Monica brings extensive experience in vision therapy to help Vivid Vision Providers get the most out of our system.

Norichika Yamamoto

Norichika Yamamoto

Chief Orthoptist

Norichika Yamamoto

Chief Orthoptist - Japan

Norichika Yamato is a certified orthoptist in Japan.